Yamaha CX-A5100 AV Pre-Amplifier

Offered by: Fanthorpes HiFi, Hull - United Kingdom

Yamaha CX-A5100 AV Pre-Amplifier

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Price: £1099 Buy It Now!

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We have this preowned Yamaha CX-A5100 AV Pre-Amplifier in Black. It is in excellent condition which can be seen in the pictures attached. It comes with the original box/packaging, remote control, UK mains lead and user manual.



Up to 11.2 channels for totally immersive sound

With pre-output channels for an amazing 11.2 channels, the Yamaha CX-A5100 gets closer to true cinema sound than ever before. 11 channels give you the flexibility for a centre, six surrounds and four overhead speakers – plus two subwoofers – for 7.4.2 surround sound. This gives the ultimate Atmos or DTS-X surround sound and is especially powerful in larger rooms.


Fully balanced outputs

Showing its studio credentials, the Yamaha CX-A5100 gives the option of fully balanced outputs. Outputting the 11.2 channels via XLR outputs gives astonishingly low noise levels, letting you hear every tiny detail of sound. Balanced outputs also have the further advantage of being able to run longer distances with a lower drop in quality.


Next generation Cinema DSP HD3 with Rear Virtual Presence Speaker

Using powerful DSP processing power, the Yamaha CX-A5100 is able to create the effect of an 11.1 system using just a 7.1 speaker configuration. With VPS (Virtual Presence Speaker) technology in play you get enhanced spatial data, giving a totally immersive sound stage from fewer speakers than before.


A new dimension in sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

Dolby Atmos uses ceiling or upwards firing speakers to produce a multi-dimensional, immersive sound that's a match for the finest cinemas. DTS:X literally pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from home cinema. It renders images in three dimensions that conventional processing can't match. It also easily adapts with your existing speaker configuration.


The Aventage advantage

This range-topping Aventage AV receiver also boasts exceptional construction quality. Anti-Resonance Technology (ART) makes this AVR exceptionally resistant to mechanical and electrical interference. ART encompasses an H-shape cross member frame and rigid bottom frame / double bottom construction, anti-vibration heatsinks and even a fifth damping foot, helping give the CX-A5100 its superb detail and resolution.


High-Resolution audio compatible

As well as offering room-shaking power, the Yamaha CX-A5100 is also compatible with High-Resolution Audio. This offers a sound that's far more natural-sounding than standard audio. The CX-A5100 supports DSD 2.8MHz/5.6MHz, FLAC/WAV/AIFF 192kHz/24bit and Apple Lossless 96kHz / 24-bit for wide-ranging file playback.


Eight HDMI sockets, compatible with HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision

No fewer than eight HDMI input sockets and twin outputs are provided. Compatible with HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, HDCP2.2 and BT.2020 for comprehensive compatibility with HD formats and sources, the CX-A5100 makes the most of your UHD 4K sources. With the Yamaha CX-A5100 you don't just get HDMI sockets that pass through UHD 4K, you get 4K upscaling built-in, too. This means that, provided you have a UHD 4K TV, all your HD video sources can be viewed scaled up to glorious 4K.


MusicCast for music all around your home

The Yamaha CX-A5100 is part of Yamaha's hugely impressive network audio system, MusicCast. With MusicCast you can control all your compatible Yamaha MusicCast products via your smartphone or tablet. Play the same music on all the components or split the sound into different zones for different moods in each room; the choice is yours. The MusicCast CONTROLLER app lets you operate the system around your home and change settings quickly and easily.


Stream the best music services

Compatible with Spotify, Pandora, Napster, Tidal, Deezer and Qobuz, the CX-A5100 is fully equipped for your favourite music streaming service. With Tidal and Qobuz already offering higher resolution playback, it's now possible to find a streaming service that at least matches the quality of CD and, in some cases, even improves upon it.


Apple AirPlay and bi-directional Bluetooth

Built-in Apple AirPlay means that you can stream music from your Apple iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or other compatible Apple device, wirelessly. If you use another brand of smartphone or tablet then you've also got Bluetooth, for easy music streaming from your portable device. A Bluetooth output makes it easy to connect Bluetooth headphones or even a Bluetooth speaker for outdoor listening.


Wi-Fi, DLNA and a smart app for effortless streaming

With standard Wi-Fi it's easy to make a connection with your home network. A DLNA certified connection also makes streaming a breeze. You can access your stored music from PC, laptop or NAS drive and listen to Internet radio stations and music services. Another great feature is the downloadable Apple or Android app that lets you control many of the receiver's functions from your smartphone, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or tablet.


Full zone control

The Yamaha CX-A5100 offers dedicated audio outputs for up to four zones. Use the Party Mode and you can bring these altogether for sound all around your home. With Zone 2 HDMI you can also show a second video signal in another room – perfect for when you want to watch something different to what’s on in the main room.


For the ultimate in home cinema, the Yamaha CX-A5100 is like having a multiplex for your personal use.


Surround Sound Processing



DSP Programs 33

Dialog Level Adjustment Yes

Virtual Presence Speaker Yes (with Virtual Rear Presence Speakers)

Dialogue Lift Yes (no presence speakers required)


Dolby Atmos Yes

Dolby TrueHD Yes

Dolby Digital Plus Yes

Dolby Digital Yes

Dolby Pro Logic IIx Yes


DTS-HD Master Audio Yes


Audio Features


Pure Direct Yes (with video on mode)

Compressed Music Enhancer Yes

High-resolution Music Enhancer Yes

YPAO multi-point measurement Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) and Angle measurement

YPAO Volume Yes

Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Yes

Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting Yes

A.R.T. Wedge Yes

Audio Delay Yes (0-500 ms)

192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels Yes (ESS) 192kHz/32-bit DACs for all channels incl. presence speakers


Video Features


4K Ultra HD Pass-through and upscaling Yes (4K60p 4:4:4)

HDMI 3D passthrough Yes

HDMI Audio Return Channel Yes

Component upconversion Yes

HDMI upscaling Yes (Analogue to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)

Video adjustment Yes

Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync Yes




HDMI Input/Output 8 (HDMI1-7: HDCP2.2 compatible) / 2 (HDCP2.2 compatible)

HDMI CEC Yes (SCENE, Device Control)

USB Input iPod / iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player

Network Port Yes

Wi-Fi Yes (with Wireless Direct)

AirPlay Yes

Bluetooth Yes

Front AV Input HDMI / USB / Analogue Audio / Optical / Composite

Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical 3 / 0

Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial 3 / 0

Analog Audio Input/Output XLR Balance: 1 / 0, RCA Unbalance: 9 (front 1) / 0

Phono Input Yes

Component Video Input/Output 3 / 1

Composite Video Input/Output 5 (front 1) / 1

Preout XLR Balance: 11.2ch, RCA Unbalance: 11.2ch

Headphone Output 1


Tuner Section


FM/AM Tuner Yes


User Interface


On-screen display Graphical User Interface


App Control Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)

Web Browser Control Yes

Remote Control Unit Yes (Preset, Learning, Macro, Full LED Backlight)


Zone Control


Zone 2 Audio Output Preout / HDMI

Zone 3 Audio Output Preout

Zone 4 Audio Output HDMI

Zone Video Output HDMI / Component / Composite

Zone HDMI Yes (Advanced HDMI Zone Switching)

Zone B Output HDMI

Zone GUI Yes

RS-232C Interface Yes

+12V Trigger Output 2

Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 1

Party Mode Yes




Standby Power Consumption (IR only) =0.1W (typical)

Auto Power Standby Yes

Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 192 x 474 mm (with antenna up: 435 x 247 x 474 mm); 17-1/8” x 7-1/2” x 18-5/8” (with antenna up: 17-1/8” x 9-3/4” x 18-5/8”)

Weight 13.5 kg; 29.8 lbs.



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